I provide psychological therapy for adults with a range of personal difficulties, including:
- Anxiety and panic attacks
- Difficulties with relationships
- Difficulties with self-esteem and self-worth
- Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD), including working with the effects of childhood trauma
- College and school stress, examination stress
- Occupational stress
- Health anxiety
Although this list gives an indication of the kinds of problems people may bring to therapy, many people find that their difficulties cannot be labelled so neatly, and are often hard to put into words. One of the first steps in therapy is therefore to work together to make sense of issues that can be complex and hard to define.
I have been trained in a number of approaches, including cognitive behavioural and psychodynamic, and the key to a successful therapy is carefully matching the approach to the needs of the client. I am particularly interested in working with the strengths that a client brings to therapy, and I have found that even the most distressing problems often have their own emotional logic that needs to be understood.
I am a Chartered Clinical Psychologist, hold a current British Psychological Society (BPS) practicing certificate, and abide by the BPS Code of Conduct. I am a full member of the Division of Clinical Psychology, and am an Associate Fellow of the BPS (AFBPsS).
I am registered with the HCPC (Health and Care Professions Council) and with the UK Council for Psychotherapy.